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DC Comics Celebrates the Legacy of Julius Schwartz with Eight New Specials

Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2004
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Beginning in July, DC Comics will celebrate the late Julius Schwartz's contribution to comics by publishing eight stand-alone DC Comics Presents Specials.

The project involves several writers and artists who will provide stories inspired by eight classic Silver Age covers.

"We actually were developing this project in celebration of Julie's 60th anniversary with DC," says Dan DiDio, DC's VP-Editorial. "It's an opportunity to show our appreciation for his many accomplishments, working with some of the greatest talents in comics. This project is truly a labor of love for all involved in DC editorial."


These titles ship one per week in July beginning with

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BATMAN
The cover to BATMAN #183, lovingly re-created by Adam Hughes, features a seeming "couch potato" Dark Knight. The stories are by Geoff Johns with art by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella and by Len Wein with art by Andy Kuhn.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: MYSTERY IN SPACE
Alex Ross pays tribute to the cover of MYSTERY IN SPACE #82, featuring Adam Strange's dilemma of having to decide the fate of two worlds. By Grant Morrison with art by Jerry Ordway and Elliot S. Maggin with art by J.H. Williams III.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN
Brian Bolland reinterprets the cover of GREEN LANTERN #31, where the Emerald Gladiator offers "Power Rings For Sale." By Brian Azzarello with art by Norm Breyfogle & Sal Buscema and Martin Pasko with art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: HAWKMAN
José Luis García-López illustrates Hawkman's battle with a winged gorilla from the cover of HAWKMAN #6! By Kurt Busiek with art by Walter Simonson and Cary Bates with art by John Byrne.

And in August, look for four more DC COMICS PRESENTS Specials showcasing Superman, the Flash, the Atom, and the Justice League of America, with new stories featuring the work of Stan Lee, Darwyn Cooke, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Dennis O'Neil, Doug Mahnke, Jeph Loeb, Dave Gibbons, Mark Waid, Peter David, Harlan Ellison, Marv Wolfman, Dustin Nguyen, Joe Giella and more!


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